Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

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Windows Server 2003 R2 Update service does not start

Windows 2k3 R2 server SP2 server running WSUS 3.0 sp2. WSUS was working fine for almost a year. Unfortunately the update service on the server stopped auto starting about two months ago and required ...
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Applying group policy objects to OUs

I'm having a bit of a hard time understanding the scope of GPOs, links, and security filters. From what I understand, then LINK establishes to whom the GPO may apply to and that the security filter ...
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Adding and Organizing clients in WSUS

I have set up WSUS on a Windows Server 2008 box and I have it working with just my machine reporting to it. Now that I'm ready to make this large scale across the company, I'm trying to figure out ...
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Set certain WSUS updates to auto-install

We're running a WSUS server for the simple purpose of caching updates. Since we are a very small network of all "power users", we've got the domain group policy for WSUS updates on the clients set to ...
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How can I block IE 9 using WSUS?

We use WSUS on our LAN. We have to complete some testing before I can let users upgrade to IE 9. I would like to block it prevent it from being auto-installed until testing is complete. The ...
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WSUS 3.2 cleanup not deleting updates

I've been trying to reclaim some of the 45+GB of cached updates in W2K3. I've manually audited and declined hundreds of updates and packages, and everytime I run Server Cleanup Wizard it's deletes ...
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Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 and KB976932

I noticed that Microsoft recently released KB976932 which is the SP1 update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. As we have WSUS set to download updates automatically for both of these operating ...
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What is “LicenseDword” in Update Server BaseApplicabilityRules?

Looking at the Applicability Rules that are in use by WSUS (msus) by looking in the XML files themselves there are many rules that are not documented in the MSDN Doc's or in the XSD files that come ...
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How can I make WSUS less invasive for our users?

We have WSUS pushing updates out to our user's workstations, and things are going relatively well with one annoying caveat: there seems to be an issue with a pop-up being displayed in front of some ...
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Do I really need WSUS?

When I set up our 2003 SBS server a friend who has been working sysadmin for quite a while told me WSUS was "a must for any size of organization". So I installed it, and have been using it since. ...
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Wsus on SBS 2011 Essentials RC

I have SBS 2011 Essentials RC and i noticed there is no WSUS for clients. What is the proper way to insert the wsus into a group policy. Or will each client download the updates on their own?
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How do you map / mount at network drive as the system user?

We need to relocate our WSUS database to a network share (Samba no Kerberos, so it needs a username & pass). Ordinarily to access the share I would map it as a network drive, however since this ...
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Default Microsoft Windows Update Server

I'm in a corporate Windows environment, which has deployed its own WSUS server. The thing is, it seems to hardly ever be updated. This means I don't get the latest updates for months. It's a worry ...
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Stop WSUS from rebooting a server

Our IT department is rolling out a set of patches via WSUS this weekend and will reboot all of our Win2k3 servers on Sunday. Due to production work which must continue uninhibited, we cannot allow ...
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What is a good, cheap, solution for managing patches over say 100 seperate domains

We are an IT support provider and I am looking at improving our existing systems. We have WSUS in place for Windows Updates but we are looking for the cheapest and quickest way possible of updating ...
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Sane patch schedule for Windows 2003 cluster

We've got a cluster of 75 Win2k3 nodes at work in a coarse grained compute cluster. The cluster is behind a mountain of firewalls and resides in its own VLAN. Jobs of all sizes and types run on the ...
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Do WSUS Reports Included Updates Awaiting Approval?

If I create a WSUS report as follows: Type: Summary Classifications: Critical, Security, Service Packs Products: Any Groups: Foo Status: Needed Will it include updates that have been synchronized ...
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No Office XP Updates since installed Compatibility Pack from WSUS

Hey folks, we got a bunch of boxes, running Windows XP and Office XP. Since we installed the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack, Office XP does not get updates anymore. Our WSUS provides Office 2007 ...
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Wsus update status

i have an issue with my wsus server, when i run a report for a specific update i got that its installed for some clients, not installed for other and for the remain i got no status. when i check the ...
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With regards to Windows Updates, just how screwed are we?

We have a small "secured network" in our office. And by small I mean it's a Windows 7 PC connected to a firewall which connects to an internet connection. It's for processing card transactions in ...
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sccm 2007 SP2 SUP settings

When I try to add a SUP by adding a new site system. I try to select products but there are only older products in there. For example there isnt any office 2007 just 2003 and the only os are XP and ...
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IIS 7 on SBS 2008 - logging is going haywire

The C: drive on our SBS 2008 server just ran out of space. The culprit appears to be IIS, which is logging an incredible amount of activity in one particular log folder. Most of the IIS log folders ...
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AD, DNS, DHCP, WSUS, FCS, SQL, WDS/RIS, IIS in one server

Currently I have it setup like this: SVR1 - 2.8Ghz Dual Core, 6GB RAM, 2x160GB 7200RPM Drive NO RAID VM1 - PDC, DNS1 VM2 - BDC, DNS2 VM3 - DHCP, WSUS, SQL, FCS, WDS/RIS, IIS VM4 - Spiceworks, ...
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WSUS on non Domain Clients without editing the Registry

We are a school with limited bandwidth. We have tons of Windows clients which are not joined to the domain, and we will never directly manage. Is it possible to set up a WSUS server that will ...
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WSUS Update Priorities

We are considering implamenting WSUS at work. The biggest question is using groups. If a machine is made a member of two different groups, and one group is approved for an update and one is not, ...
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Win2k3 SBS, WSUS update “stuck” waiting to be approved or declined

I have a weird issue, which I think may be related to a disk issue, but I haven't been able to prove this, so before I do something draconian (reinstall, which is a PITA), I'm hoping someone here can ...
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Low cost WSUS Alternative?

We currently use WSUS and it's fantastic for our workstations and keeping track of what updates our servers need. I'd sooner not automatically have WSUS install patches in the small hours to our ...
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wsus cant see client in windows 2008

I have windows server 2008 working as domain controller, and I have a PFSense firewall and more than 20 workstations. I installed WSUS on my domain controller correctly and I changed the group ...
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Windows Update error 0x80072EE2

I use Windows Server Update Services to manage updates for my SBS 2003 R2 domain. My clients are receiving error code 0x80072EE2 when they try to scan for updates. In typical microsoft style, there's ...
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WSUS breakeven number of computers

What is the number of computers being managed where the effort and cost of setting up and maintaining and managing a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server is the same as individually managing ...
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How can I find out how many updates are waiting to be installed on a remote server

Is there a way to find out if a Windows Server (2003, 2008) has downloaded the Microsoft Windows updates and is just waiting for the user to confirm "Install Updates and Restart the server"? We use ...
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Wsus superseded update

I have a new update to be deployed, and its superseding another update, how can i confirm if its "the superseded update" should be approved or declined ? Thanks for your help
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WSUS 3.0 SP2 installation fails at “configuring database” step

Attempting to install WSUS 3.0 SP2 on a Windows Server 2003 Enterprise system. I'm asking the setup to create a new database on one of our existing SQL Server 2005 systems. When the setup gets to the ...
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How to use WSUS API?

Can you tell me or if there is any tutorial on how to use wsus api ? Thanks
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Wsus cleanup wizard

If i ran the wsus server cleanup wizard. and i remove the computers not contacting the server for more than a month. if the computers contact the server again will it re-appear in the wsus console
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WSUS Email notification

Can i use gmail as SMTP server for wsus ?
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wsus updates priority?

Is it recommended to approve and install the WSUS updates it self ? and will it be installed on upstream or on both upstream and downstreams ?
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wsus updated report

I have approve one update and it gave an error "faild", so after troubleshooting and get the update installed on that client. its still appear from wsus console that computer have error. will it be ...
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Can SQL server and WSUS co-exist on same server?

Pardon me if this is a stupid question, but after reading responses from my previous question I'm looking into implementing WSUS on my network. The box I would likely implement it on runs a ...
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WSUS: Client-Side vs Server-Side Targeting

In the WSUS Manual: Specify how to assign computers to computer groups. There are two options: server-side targeting and client-side targeting. With server-side targeting, you manually ...
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WSUS: scheduled installs AND “yellow shield” for clients

I currently have WSUS setup to install updates (4-Auto download and schedule the install) every Friday at 11am. I'd like to also allow for the "yellow shield" to show up for everyone (admin or ...
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Antivirus patch using gpo?

Can i use gpo for antivirus patches or update ? is there any way i can extend wsus to do it ?
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Is there an alternative to WSUS for Windows 7 updates?

I have a small computer lab to set up. At this point there are 6 machines. Another 14 will be added later. We don't have any servers in the building; the whole business network is a workgroup. Each ...
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Clients not updating with approved updates from WSUS

I've been a bit behind in my windows XP updates recently, and I have about 18 or so I need to roll out to all our users, according to WSUS. I'm trying it on a couple of test PCs, and so far i've had ...
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SCCM and WSUS integrated, where do I approve updates?

Pretty new to the SCCM game (looks like I have to order a book or get a course, what a beast this is). I'm quite experienced with WSUS as we've been using it successfully since the product was ...
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Using WSUS to install updates over a mult-site network

I have searched through SF and could not really find what I was looking for. My question is this: I have a network containing of 50 remote locations that all connect over a MPLS network. I am ...
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Deploy .net 4 via Active Directory group policy or WSUS

Is there a way to automatically deploy .net 4 using Active Directory group policy or WSUS? I want to push it out to lots of machines without having to go around to each one. Background: I have a ...
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How to disable WSUS on our domain?

Our Network Admin, who toughed it out for 3 months here, setup a virtual WSUS server and added Group Policy to enforce a WSUS policy on about 1/3 of our workstations. The virtual WSUS server has since ...
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Problem with WSUS database

On server which I'm using for WSUS 3, one day i found this: The WSUS administration console was unable to connect to the WSUS Server Database. Verify that SQL server is running on the WSUS ...
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Report viewer for wsus

Is there any way to integrate microsoft report viewer with sharepoint ?